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Yes, it is. The training you get helps equip you for life.
i attended a nami group in my area. sorry to say because of the extreme over crowing it was not effective. it could have been if there were less people in the group. it was so extreme that if there were a fire i leave it up to your imagination. they truly tried but way, way to many people. again, the government should appropriate monies for the mental health field.
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Hello @parus. Thank you for your interest in starting a conversation centered around PTSD. We have had many members discuss PTSD on Connect.
I would like to invite @missyb57, @amberpep, @tartanandi, @leticia, @blindeyepug, @painwarrior, and @jimhd to share their experience with PTSD.
@parus, I see that you had mentioned your PTSD in a few other discussions, but if you are comfortable, is there something specific about PTSD you would like to share with the other members on Connect? Or maybe a particular aspect of PTSD that you would like to discuss?
what i can add to ptsd is: growing up with my mentally ill family. i have posted my story a few times before. among other physical problems i was diagnosed with ptsd basically from the trauma of growing up with my family and living through it. imagine our troops going through their horror and needing their treatment. i am sure there are many, many ways to be affected with ptsd. it takes a very long time to be able to adjust to living with it. i wonder does one get rid of it? gets less with many years going bye but it is still there but eventually with help we can live with it. hope, hope, hope and love.
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The curious one returns. Does anyone else w/ PTSD have fibromyalgia?
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@peach414144 I have 2 younger sisters and all we have in common is DNA. May have already mentioned I am 65 and anger is a tough one. For years I did not feel anger and I know I do not like it. Seems at times it comes out of nowhere and I do not even know why. I did not ever have/feel anger as I had learned to disassociate and hide inside my own world. There are times I would that I could still do so.
@parus. A book that helped me was “Good And Angry” with the workbook. Especially as women, we have been told good girls don’t get angry. So we stuff it down inside of us. That just makes us depressed and physically ill. There are no bad feelings – just wrong ways of expressing them. You should be angry, you have every right to be angry! Learn good ways to express it. Even just saying it out loud when I am mad is helpful for me. Hugs. You are in my prayers.
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I agree – great book.
@parus. I have fibro. I was diagnoised with PTSD and depression in my 20’s. In my 30’s, I was diagnoised with Fibro. Then the RA. Then the Sjogren’s. Then the spinal stenosis and bulging dics and osteo. Finally, Lupus. I read an article once where it said a great number of fibro patients also suffer from childhood abuse. Your brain chemistry is permanently changed from all the flooding of stress hormones in a young brain. Some think there is a connection between changes in brain chemistry from childhood abuse and brain chemical changes of fibro (which signals your brain that you are in excruciating pain when there isn’t a physical cause.) Sucks.
I was never allowed to express anger growing up. I was probably 30 before I understood that it’s part of our emotional nature, and it’s ok to express it in appropriate ways. I feel like I’m back there again, as I hold it all in. I do talk with the therapist about the things that make me angry, but that’s not dealing with it in the setting that angers me. But, talking about it does help.
I don’t remember a time when I was angry enough to cause damage or harm. I get irritated by stupid drivers and by clueless people who say dumb, hurtful things. I guess I’m by nature a calm, quiet person.
My parents didn’t permit disagreement with them, and didn’t discuss things with us. Children are to be seen and not heard type of thinking. So, I have trouble with confrontation and debate, and basically just trouble with interacting with people. Not healthy.
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I know exactly what you mean Jim…I was raised the same way.
Yes, I understand as well! Not being able to express emotions leaves you handicapped as much as not being able to use your limbs would leave you handicapped – just in a different way.
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I shy a way from everything when in PTSD.
Seems there truly is no help for PTSD other than staying home…the outside world is just too much for now. Even home does not seem safe. I abhor what my early years have done. There is no cure and no help. the training I have received has driven me far from others. no one can be trusted.
Self help books are not good for everyone…
I have come to the conclusion that therapists are perverts…very negative experience and still under that pervert’s attacks. She wants me dead.
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